The before, there were a matching pair of these...
...and the big reveal. Ta da!
I love that these pieces are not your typical new-coat-of-paint-and-voila! They are thoughtful restorations that are sympathetic to the original style but also innovative in the stylish new features (the motifs and the knobs), some that are specifically personal to their new owners (the text). To see more pictures and read more of the back story have a look here.